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Centane police appeal for leads after 77-year-old woman shot dead

Nov 2, 2017
Centane police appeal for leads after 77-year-old woman shot dead

Centane police have appealed to the public for assistance with information that can assist them in their investigations after a 77-year-old granny was found fatally shot.

"The deceased was fatally shot on Tuesday, at about 22:45, at Mjo Location, Feni Village, in Centane," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The male relative of the deceased heard gun shots as the deceased was sleeping in a different room alone.

"When he went to investigate, he found the deceased already passed on."

Captain Manatha saod that the relative could not see the attacker/s of the deceased.

"The motive for the cold blooded murder is not known.

"Police appeal to anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect/s to contact Centane Police @ 047 498 1066 or Crime Stop 08600 10111," he added.

"The deceased has been identified as Nosilence Nyaniso aged 77."

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, has condemned the murder of defenceless old woman.

She vowed that police detectives will leave no stone unturned to trace the suspect/s of the deceased.